11th annual Community Cares fundraiser Jan. 20

  • Susan Ancell donated 2 feet of hair to Locks of Love in 2016. (Laura Ruminski/WHT)

The 11th annual Community Cares fundraiser takes place next weekend at Old Kona Airport Park’s Makaeo Events Pavilion in Kailua-Kona.

The Jan. 20 event’s theme this year is “Wig Out Baby … Get Your Groove On 70s Style.”


The 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. benefit will help raise money to supply the Community Cares Cancer Resource Center and Wig Closet, which provides wigs and head covers at no cost to cancer patients and survivors with treatment-induced hair loss. The center is located in event organizer Tiana Steinberg’s shop, Tiana’s Avon and Wigs in the Old Kona Industrial Area.

The goal is to raise $8,500.

In addition to the fundraising and raising cancer awareness, the event also includes community outreach booths manned by local organizations, face painting and makeup, massages, haircuts with donations able to go to Locks of Love food and vendor booths, and a silent auction.

There will also be live entertainment with performances by Soul Town, BreakFree Hawaii, Ronnie V., David Lawrence and Justine Smith.

Hosting the event are PonchoMan Kuanoni, who was featured in a recent edition of the Big Island Entertainment Scene, and Karen Rose, a freelance writer for West Hawaii Today.


Entry is a $5 donation.

Info: Call 896-6310.